Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 18, 2015 09:00 ET

Celebrating Canada in Nova Scotia Communities

Government of Canada provides funding for 13 organizations

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - June 18, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding of $30,620 for 13 organizations in Nova Scotia through the Celebrate Canada Program.

This funding will support these organizations in hosting events in Nova Scotia's South Shore region. The events include fireworks, parades, live entertainment, flag-raising ceremonies, and Aboriginal and ethnocultural experiences.

A list of the organizations receiving support and a breakdown of the funding is available in the backgrounder.

Quick Facts

  • The Department of Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities organized during the 11-day Celebrate Canada period, which includes National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and Canada Day on July 1.
  • In 2015, the Government of Canada invested in more than 1,600 projects and events across the country through the Celebrate Canada program.
  • All the special days during the Celebrate Canada period, including Canada Day, are an opportunity to express our national pride and celebrate living in a free, democratic, bilingual and multicultural country.

Quotes

"I am pleased that our Government is supporting communities across the country in celebrating our pride and sense of belonging to Canada. As we approach the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, let us celebrate the wealth and diversity of Canadian society."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Celebrate Canada festivities are a great opportunity for our communities to get together and show our love for Canada! I invite everyone to join the many celebrations and events that will celebrate Canada right here in Nova Scotia."

-Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's)

"The funding provided to the New Germany Canada Day Committee enables the group to provide a full day of activities that bring people together as they celebrate the nation's birthday. New Germany is well recognized as a community of volunteers that reach their goals through hard work and determination."

-Nancy Veinot, Secretary, New Germany Canada Day Committee

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Backgrounder

Celebrate Canada Program
This program provides funding for activities organized for 4 special days during the 11-day Celebrate Canada period, which include National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and Canada Day on July 1.
City Organization Project Amount
New Ross Charing Cross Garden Club Celebrate Canada Day $750
New Germany New Germany Canada Day Committee New Germany Canada Day Celebrations $7,500
Lunenburg Town of Lunenburg Canada Day Family Picnic $500
Lunenburg New Voice Languages & Tutoring South Shore Multiculturalism Day $1,500
New Ross Royal Canadian Legion Branch #79 Canadian Day $1,000
Liverpool Queens Home For Special Care Society (Queens Manor) Queens Manor Celebrates Canada $750
Liverpool Region of Queens Municipality Celebrate Canada 2015 $4,500
Lockeport Town of Lockeport Lockeport & Area July 1st Celebrations $7,770
Clark's Harbour Town of Clark's Harbour Happy Birthday Canada/150 years $2,000
Riverport Riverport District Fire Protection Commission Canada Day Fireworks $1,000
Western Shore Royal Canadian Legion Branch #144 Canada Day Celebrations $150
Bridgewater Town Of Bridgewater Canada Day On The LaHave Committee Canada Day On The LaHave $2,000
Petite Riviere Petite Riviere Community Park Association Petite Riviere Celebrate Canada 2015 $1,200
TOTAL: $30,620

Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Gilles Theriault
    Communications Manager
    Atlantic Region
    506-851-3980

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca